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Pope Francis visits Iraq in historic trip

Pope Francis releases a white dove during a prayer for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Pope Francis releases a white dove during a prayer for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Pope Francis releases a white dove during a prayer for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily
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Pope Francis holds a Mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021.   Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis holds a Mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021.   Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis holds a Mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021.   Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS
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General view of a mass held by Pope Francis at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

General view of a mass held by Pope Francis at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

General view of a mass held by Pope Francis at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV
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Girls wave national flags as they gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Girls wave national flags as they gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Girls wave national flags as they gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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A nun wearing a protective face mask greets Pope Francis during a prayer for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

A nun wearing a protective face mask greets Pope Francis during a prayer for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

A nun wearing a protective face mask greets Pope Francis during a prayer for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily
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A faithful waits for Pope Francis to hold a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A faithful waits for Pope Francis to hold a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A faithful waits for Pope Francis to hold a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the car in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the car in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the car in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Pope Francis holds a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis holds a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis holds a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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General view of a mass held by Pope Francis at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

General view of a mass held by Pope Francis at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

General view of a mass held by Pope Francis at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV
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Pope Francis arrives to hold a mass at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Pope Francis arrives to hold a mass at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Pope Francis arrives to hold a mass at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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A girl sits down before Pope Francis holds a prayer at the Grand Immaculate Church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A girl sits down before Pope Francis holds a prayer at the Grand Immaculate Church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A girl sits down before Pope Francis holds a prayer at the Grand Immaculate Church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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A nun celebrates as people wait for the arrival of Pope Francis, in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

A nun celebrates as people wait for the arrival of Pope Francis, in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

A nun celebrates as people wait for the arrival of Pope Francis, in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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People carry umbrellas as they celebrate after a mass led by Pope Francis at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

People carry umbrellas as they celebrate after a mass led by Pope Francis at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

People carry umbrellas as they celebrate after a mass led by Pope Francis at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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General view of a mass held by Pope Francis at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

General view of a mass held by Pope Francis at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

General view of a mass held by Pope Francis at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV
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A woman waves a Vatican flag as she waits for Pope Francis to hold a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A woman waves a Vatican flag as she waits for Pope Francis to hold a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A woman waves a Vatican flag as she waits for Pope Francis to hold a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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A faithful waves a Vatican flag as she waits for Pope Francis to hold a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A faithful waves a Vatican flag as she waits for Pope Francis to hold a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A faithful waves a Vatican flag as she waits for Pope Francis to hold a mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis arrives to hold a prayer at the Grand Immaculate Church, in Qaraqosh, Iraq March 7, 2021 Vatican Media

Pope Francis arrives to hold a prayer at the Grand Immaculate Church, in Qaraqosh, Iraq March 7, 2021 Vatican Media

Pope Francis arrives to hold a prayer at the Grand Immaculate Church, in Qaraqosh, Iraq March 7, 2021 Vatican Media
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Children smile as Pope Francis visits the Grand Immaculate Church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Children smile as Pope Francis visits the Grand Immaculate Church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Children smile as Pope Francis visits the Grand Immaculate Church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis sits down before holding a prayer at the Grand Immaculate Church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis sits down before holding a prayer at the Grand Immaculate Church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis sits down before holding a prayer at the Grand Immaculate Church in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis arrives to hold a mass at the Grand Immaculate Church, in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

Pope Francis arrives to hold a mass at the Grand Immaculate Church, in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

Pope Francis arrives to hold a mass at the Grand Immaculate Church, in the town of Qaraqosh, Iraq March 7, 2021 in this screen grab taken from video. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV
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Pope Francis prays for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Abdullah Rashid

Pope Francis prays for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Abdullah Rashid

Pope Francis prays for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's Old City, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Abdullah Rashid
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Pope Francis holds a minute of silence at the destroyed cathedral in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis holds a minute of silence at the destroyed cathedral in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis holds a minute of silence at the destroyed cathedral in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis arrives to hold a minute of silence at the destroyed cathedral in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis arrives to hold a minute of silence at the destroyed cathedral in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis arrives to hold a minute of silence at the destroyed cathedral in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis arrives to pray for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis arrives to pray for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis arrives to pray for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis prays for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis prays for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis prays for war victims at 'Hosh al-Bieaa', Church Square, in Mosul's old city, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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People gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

People gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

People gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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A security officer guards the area ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A security officer guards the area ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A security officer guards the area ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis meets with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, Iraq, March 6. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani office/via REUTERS

Pope Francis meets with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, Iraq, March 6. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani office/via REUTERS

Pope Francis meets with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, Iraq, March 6. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani office/via REUTERS
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A girl is carried after attending a mass led by Pope Francis at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, Iraq, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A girl is carried after attending a mass led by Pope Francis at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, Iraq, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A girl is carried after attending a mass led by Pope Francis at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, Iraq, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Pope Francis attends an inter-religious prayer at the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, Iraq, March 6. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Pope Francis attends an inter-religious prayer at the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, Iraq, March 6. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Pope Francis attends an inter-religious prayer at the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, Iraq, March 6. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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Pope Francis arrives to meet with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, Iraq, March 6. Vatican Media/­via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives to meet with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, Iraq, March 6. Vatican Media/­via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives to meet with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, Iraq, March 6. Vatican Media/­via REUTERS
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Pope Francis arrives to hold a Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. Vatican Media/via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives to hold a Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. Vatican Media/via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives to hold a Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. Vatican Media/via REUTERS
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Pope Francis holds a Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. Vatican Media/via REUTERS

Pope Francis holds a Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. Vatican Media/via REUTERS

Pope Francis holds a Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. Vatican Media/via REUTERS
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A banner showing a picture of Pope Francis at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A banner showing a picture of Pope Francis at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A banner showing a picture of Pope Francis at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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General view of the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, March 6. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

General view of the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, March 6. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

General view of the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, March 6. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV
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Pope Francis arrives to hold inter-religious meeting at the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, March 6. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Pope Francis arrives to hold inter-religious meeting at the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, March 6. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Pope Francis arrives to hold inter-religious meeting at the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, March 6. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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A shadow of a member of Iraqi security forces is seen on a wall before Pope Francis arrival to hold a Mass at Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A shadow of a member of Iraqi security forces is seen on a wall before Pope Francis arrival to hold a Mass at Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A shadow of a member of Iraqi security forces is seen on a wall before Pope Francis arrival to hold a Mass at Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis waves as he leaves after holding a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after holding a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after holding a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A man stands next a picture of Pope Francis at the Chaldean Cathedral of ''Saint Joseph'' in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A man stands next a picture of Pope Francis at the Chaldean Cathedral of ''Saint Joseph'' in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A man stands next a picture of Pope Francis at the Chaldean Cathedral of ''Saint Joseph'' in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of "Saint Joseph" in Baghdad, March 6. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Pope Francis arrives to meet with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, March 6. Vatican Media/­via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives to meet with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, March 6. Vatican Media/­via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives to meet with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, March 6. Vatican Media/­via REUTERS
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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi walks with Pope Francis upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, March 5.    Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via REUTERS

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi walks with Pope Francis upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, March 5. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via REUTERS

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi walks with Pope Francis upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, March 5. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via REUTERS
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Pope Francis disembarks a plane as he arrives at Baghdad International Airport where a welcoming ceremony is held to start his historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis disembarks a plane as he arrives at Baghdad International Airport where a welcoming ceremony is held to start his historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis disembarks a plane as he arrives at Baghdad International Airport where a welcoming ceremony is held to start his historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis shakes hands with an Iraqi offical, upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via REUTERS

Pope Francis shakes hands with an Iraqi offical, upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via REUTERS

Pope Francis shakes hands with an Iraqi offical, upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via REUTERS
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Iraqi Officials welcome Pope Francis at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via REUTERS

Iraqi Officials welcome Pope Francis at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via REUTERS

Iraqi Officials welcome Pope Francis at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via REUTERS
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People gather as they wait for Pope Francis' arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5.  Vatican Media/via REUTERS

People gather as they wait for Pope Francis' arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5.  Vatican Media/via REUTERS

People gather as they wait for Pope Francis' arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5.  Vatican Media/via REUTERS
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A motorcade leaves the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of 'Our Lady of Salvation' after Pope Francis' visit, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5.  Vatican Media/via REUTERS

A motorcade leaves the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of 'Our Lady of Salvation' after Pope Francis' visit, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5.  Vatican Media/via REUTERS

A motorcade leaves the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of 'Our Lady of Salvation' after Pope Francis' visit, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5.  Vatican Media/via REUTERS
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Pope Francis waves to the crowd upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Pope Francis waves to the crowd upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Pope Francis meets young people of Scholas Occurrentes in Baghdad, Iraq March 5.  Vatican Media/via REUTERS

Pope Francis meets young people of Scholas Occurrentes in Baghdad, Iraq March 5.  Vatican Media/via REUTERS

Pope Francis meets young people of Scholas Occurrentes in Baghdad, Iraq March 5.  Vatican Media/via REUTERS
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Pope Francis leaves the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation" after a visit in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

Pope Francis leaves the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation" after a visit in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

Pope Francis leaves the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation" after a visit in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV
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Members of Iraqi security forces stand guard near a poster of Pope Francis ahead of his arrival to the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation'' in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of Iraqi security forces stand guard near a poster of Pope Francis ahead of his arrival to the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation'' in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of Iraqi security forces stand guard near a poster of Pope Francis ahead of his arrival to the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation'' in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Pope Francis visits the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation" in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Pope Francis visits the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation" in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Pope Francis visits the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation" in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV via REUTERS
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Iraq's President Barham Salih speaks with Pope Francis during a welcome ceremony, at the presidental palace in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Iraq's President Barham Salih speaks with Pope Francis during a welcome ceremony, at the presidental palace in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Iraq's President Barham Salih speaks with Pope Francis during a welcome ceremony, at the presidental palace in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily
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Pope Francis visits the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation" in Baghdad, Iraq March 5. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis visits the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation" in Baghdad, Iraq March 5. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis visits the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of "Our Lady of Salvation" in Baghdad, Iraq March 5. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Iraqi President Barham Salih and Pope Francis attend a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace during the Pope's historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqiya TV/via REUTERS

Iraqi President Barham Salih and Pope Francis attend a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace during the Pope's historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqiya TV/via REUTERS

Iraqi President Barham Salih and Pope Francis attend a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace during the Pope's historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqiya TV/via REUTERS
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Pope Francis and Iraqi President Barham Salih attend a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, during Pope's historic tour in Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis and Iraqi President Barham Salih attend a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, during Pope's historic tour in Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis and Iraqi President Barham Salih attend a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, during Pope's historic tour in Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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A limousine carrying Pope Francis arrives at the Presidential Palace during his historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

A limousine carrying Pope Francis arrives at the Presidential Palace during his historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV

A limousine carrying Pope Francis arrives at the Presidential Palace during his historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqiya TV/Reuters TV
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Pope Francis arrives for his speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis arrives for his speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis arrives for his speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Pope Francis is received by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi upon disembarking from his plane at Baghdad International Airport to start his historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis is received by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi upon disembarking from his plane at Baghdad International Airport to start his historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Pope Francis is received by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi upon disembarking from his plane at Baghdad International Airport to start his historic tour in Baghdad, Iraq. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Russian forces have been building up close to Ukraine's eastern border, in a conflict Kyiv says has killed 14,000 people since 2014.

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